The pathoplasticity of dysphoric episodes: differential impact of stressful life events on the pattern of depressive symptom inter-correlations.

@article{Cramer2012ThePO,
  title={The pathoplasticity of dysphoric episodes: differential impact of stressful life events on the pattern of depressive symptom inter-correlations.},
  author={Ang{\'e}lique O. J. Cramer and Denny Borsboom and Steven H. Aggen and Kenneth S. Kendler},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={42 5},
  pages={957-65}
}
BACKGROUND Previous research has shown that stressful life events (SLEs) influence the pattern of individual depressive symptoms. However, we do not know how these differences arise. Two theories about the nature of psychiatric disorders have different predictions about the source of these differences: (1) SLEs influence depressive symptoms and correlations between them indirectly, via an underlying acute liability to develop a dysphoric episode (DE; common cause hypothesis); and (2) SLEs… CONTINUE READING

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